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Also-known-as Parenting Event: "What Does Your Adopted Teen Need from You?"

  • 01/20/2018
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 11 Madison Ave, NYC


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Parenting Event: "What Does Your Adopted Teen Need From You?"

Katie Naftzger will discuss how to help your adopted teen feel empowered and optimistic about the future and strengthen your relationships along the way. Katie will take you through the four essential tasks - “unrescuing,” setting adoption-sensitive limits, having connecting conversations, and envisioning the future. She will also include mental health and answer that burning question, “Is this adoption or teen hood?"

WHO: Open to Public

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
* Registration closes on Tuesday, Jan 16.

WHERE11 Madison Ave, 12th floor
(btwn 24th and 25th streets, Manhattan NYC)

COST: $20 per parent / couple general public
*  FREE for Also-Known-As Members, but you must still register in advance (note that all families in our mentorship program are Members and therefore qualify for free)
* $5 for members of affiliate adoption groups such as FCCNY, AVI, Spence Chapin

INFO: Send questions to Michael Mullen

NOTE that this is an event for only ADULTS, and childcare will not be available.

Katie's recent book Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years will be available for purchase and autographing at the event.

KATIE NAFTZGER, LICSW, Korean, adopted psychotherapist, works with adoptive parents and adoptees through the life cycle. She maintains a private practice in Newton, MA and speaks nationally about adoption, race, and parenting. She leads online and local groups for adoptive parents. She is the author of Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years. You can also see her work in Adoptive Families magazine, Adoption Today. She is on the advisory council for the Korean-American Adoptee Network Conference. Katie has also been interviewed on several podcasts, including The Rambler, AdopteesOn and Creating a Family. Learn more and join her mailing list at

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

PO Box 21670
2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009 

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